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Items in Modern Languages and Literature that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.

  • Wireless Dada : telegraphic poetics in the avant-garde / Kurt Beals
    PT 553 B39 2020

  • Arabic language processing : from theory to practice : 7th International Conference, ICALP 2019, Nancy, France, October 16-17, 2019, Proceedings / Kamel Smaïli (eds.)

  • Ángeles nómadas / Minelys Sánchez
    PQ 7409.3 S26A73 2017

  • Una mirada panorámica al español antillano / Orlando Alba
    PC 4838 A643 2016

  • Todos los cuentos / René del Risco Bermúdez
    PQ 7409.2 R5 2017

  • Poemas y narraciones / Tomás Hernández Franco ; prólogo de José Enrique Delmonte
    PQ 7409 H47P64 2018

  • Décimas de siempre / Juan Antonio Alix ; prólogo de Fernando Cabrera
    PQ 7409 A37A6 2018

  • Textos escogidos / Virgilio Díaz Grullón ; selección y prólogo de Pedro Vergés
    PQ 7409 D54A6 2017

  • La rosa azul : mujeres poetas modernistas en Cuba (1880-1910) / Catharina Vallejo
    PQ 7380 V3518 2018

  • Integrated Chinese. Zhong wen ting shuo du xie / Yuehua Liu [and others]
    PL 1129 E5I685 2009
    This workbook provides graduated individual practice for the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Miguel de Cervantes. Leben und Werk
    PQ 6337 K7

  • Concordance to Poema de mío Cid / Franklin M. Waltman
    PQ 6385 W3

  • Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. Prólogo y notas de Agustín Millares Carlo
    PQ 6171 C61

  • The Chinese language : fact and fantasy / John DeFrancis
    PL 1171 D38 1984

  • Le parler ngbaka de Bokanga : phonologie, morphologie, syntaxe / Jacqueline M.C. Thomas
    PL 8548.5 T5

  • El romancero : tradicionalidad y pervivencia / Manuel Alvar
    PQ 6089 A7 1974

  • Cañas y barro : novela. / Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
    PQ 6603 L2C3 1958

  • Menéndez Pelayo, Pereda y Galdós : ejemplo de una amistad / Benito Madariaga de la Campa
    PQ 6020 M4M33 1984

  • Dramas de honor / Calderón de la Barca ; edición, prólogo y notas de Angel Valbuena Briones
    PQ 6281 A3 1976

  • Main currents of Spanish literature
    PQ 6033 F75 1968

  • Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; a new translation by Edith Grossman ; introduction by Harold Bloom
    PQ 6329 A2 2003b

    Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition

    Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've read this masterful translation.

    This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

  • At home and beyond : new essays on Spanish poets of the twenties / Salvador Jiménez Fajardo and John C. Wilcox, editors
    PQ 6085 A78 1983

  • Nueve novísimos poetas españoles. [Compilado por] J.M. Castellet
    PQ 6187 C347

  • Representaciones del espacio en la poesía del exilio republicano español : Emilio Prados, Juan Ramón Jiménez y Luis Cernuda / Goretti Ramírez
    PQ 6085 R355 2018

  • Obras completas / Juan Bosch ; Edición dirigida por Guillermo Piña-Contreras
    PQ 7409 B65A6 2009b

  • Larousse diccionario pocket : español-inglés, inglés-español
    PC 4640 L358 2015
    The Larousse pocket dictionary has been fully updated inside and out. We have added in this new edition more than 5,000 references.
    This is the bestselling dictionary in our bilingual line. The practical, portable references are great for people who are learning a language or who are traveling but want more than a phrasebook.

    -More than 60,000 entries with 85,000 translations
    -Updated vocabulary in all subject areas
    -Usage examples showing words in context to ensure accurate translation and give a clear picture of how they are used
    -Idioms, abbreviations, and acronyms
    -A helpful pronunciation guide

  • The book of lamentations / Rosario Castellanos ; translated and with an afterword by Esther Allen ; introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto
    PQ 7297 C2596O313 1998
    Set in the highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas, The Book of Lamentations tells of a fictionalized Mayan uprising that resembles many of the rebellions that have taken place since the indigenous people of the area were first conquered by European invaders five hundred years ago. With the panoramic sweep of a Diego Rivera mural, the novel weaves together dozens of plot lines, perspectives, and characters. Blending a wealth of historical information and local detail with a profound understanding of the complex relationship between victim and tormentor, Castellanos captures the ambiguities that underlie all struggles for power.

    A masterpiece of contemporary Latin American fiction from Mexico's greatest twentieth-century woman writer, The Book of Lamentations was translated with an afterword by Ester Allen and introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto.

  • El elegido
    PQ 7297 A748E4

  • Poemas de la oficina y del hoyporhoy / Mario Benedetti
    PQ 8519 B292

  • Shadow land: selected poems; translated by Ruth and Matthew Mead
    PT 2662 O2A25 1966

  • Precarious times : temporality and history in modern German culture / Anne Fuchs
    PT 148 T57F83 2019

    In Precarious Times, Anne Fuchs explores how works of German literature, film, and photography reflect on the profound temporal anxieties precipitated by contemporary experiences of atomization, displacement, and fragmentation that bring about a loss of history and of time itself and that is peculiar to our current moment. The digital age places premiums on just-in-time deliveries, continual innovation, instantaneous connectivity, and around-the-clock availability. While some celebrate this 24/7 culture, others see it as profoundly destructive to the natural rhythm of day and night--and to human happiness. Have we entered an era of a perpetual present that depletes the future and erodes our grasp of the past? Beginning its examination around 1900, when rapid modernization was accompanied by comparably intense reflection on changing temporal experience, Precarious Times provides historical depth and perspective to current debates on the "digital now." Expanding the modern discourse on time and speed, Fuchs deploys such concepts as attention, slowness and lateness to emphasize the uneven quality of time around the world.

  • Difference and orientation : an Alexander Kluge reader / by Alexander Kluge ; edited by Richard Langston

    Alexander Kluge is one of contemporary Germany's leading intellectuals and artists. A key architect of the New German Cinema and a pioneer of auteur television programming, he has also cowritten three acclaimed volumes of critical theory, published countless essays and numerous works of fiction, and continues to make films even as he expands his video production to the internet. Despite Kluge's five decades of work in philosophy, literature, television, and media politics, his reputation outside of the German-speaking world still largely rests on his films of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

    With the aim of introducing Kluge's heterogeneous mind to an Anglophone readership, Difference and Orientation assembles thirty of his essays, speeches, glossaries, and interviews, revolving around the capacity for differentiation and the need for orientation toward ways out of catastrophic modernity. This landmark volume brings together some of Kluge's most fundamental statements on literature, film, pre- and post-cinematic media, and social theory, nearly all for the first time in English translation. Together, these works highlight Kluge's career-spanning commitment to unorthodox, essayistic thinking.

  • L'angelo spaesato : racconto ; Brigata personaggi : teatro / Reto Roedel ; con un "Ritratto di Reto Roedel" di Diego Valeri
    PQ 4878 O315A8

  • Architecture and the novel under the Italian fascist regime / Francesca Billiani, Laura Pennacchietti
    PQ 4174 B55 2019

  • Chinese Ibsenism reinventions of women, class and nation / Kwok-kan Tam

  • Computer-supported collaborative Chinese second language learning beyond brainstorming / Yun Wen

  • Tentativas [por] Gabriel Celaya
    PQ 6623 U34T4 1972

  • Obras completas / Pedro Henríquez Ureña ; Miguel D. Mena, editor
    PQ 7409 H4 2013

  • L'amica geniale : Infanzia, adolescenza / Elena Ferrante
    PQ 4866 E6345A81 2011

  • Fiorenza : dre. Akte / Thomas Mann
    PT 2625 A44F525 1959

  • Untergang im Untergrund : die jugendliche Gruppe in den dramen Hans Henny Jahnns / Erwin Jäger
    PT 2619 A6Z698 1979
    Die Motive der Adoleszenz werden hier aus den Dramentexten und Tagebüchern Jahnns zusammengetragen und sozialpsychologisch analysiert. Die kultische Überhöhung der Jugend und ihrer Körperlichkeit lässt Jahnn deren Übergang ins Erwachsenenalter und die Erlangung einer Identität verwerfen. Die in der Jugend aufscheinenden Möglichkeiten des Lebens werden durch die Abdrängung der jugendlichen Gruppen in den Untergrund und deren Selbstzerstörung kassiert.

  • Satirischer Stil; zur Satire Robert Musils im "Mann ohne Eigenschaften."
    PT 2625 U8M35

  • Anna Seghers / Klaus Sauer
    PT 2635 A27Z85

  • Die Jagdgesellschaft / Thomas Bernhard
    PT 2662 E7J3

  • Leben und Werk von Hermann Kasack. Ein Brevier. (Zusammengestellt von Wolfgang Kasack
    PT 2621 A72A6 1966

  • The veil of Veronica, by Gertrud von Le Fort. Translated by Conrad M.R. Bonacina
    PT 2623 E26

  • The saga of the Jómsvikings : a translation for students / by Alison Finlay and Þórdís Edda Jóhannesdóttir
    PT 7282 J6E54 2018

    Unique among the Icelandic sagas, part-history, part-fiction, the Saga of the Jomsvikings tells of a legendary band of vikings, originally Danish, who established an island fortress of the Baltic coast, launched and ultimately lost their heroic attack on the pagan ruler of Norway in the late tenth century. The saga's account of their stringent warrior code, fatalistic adherence to their own reckless vows and declarations of extreme courage as they face execution articulates a remarkable account of what it meant to be a viking. This translation presents the longest and earliest text of the saga, never before published in English, with a full literary and historical introduction to this remarkable work.

  • Life and Mortality in Ugaritic A Lexical and Literary Study / Matthew McAffee
    PJ 4150 M33 2019

  • Tentativas [por] Gabriel Celaya
    PQ 6623.U34 T4 1972

  • An anthology of Spanish American literature, prepared under the auspices of the Instituto internacional de literatura iberoamericana by a committee consisting of E. Herman Hespelt, chairman and editor, Irving A. Leonard [and others]
    PQ 7083 I5 1946

  • La saga/fuga de J.B. / Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
    PQ 6637 O635S2 1973

  • Poesía hispanoamericana contemporánea (breve antología) Prólogo de Antonio Acevedo Escobedo
    PQ 7084 P57

  • The minus sign : selected poems / Carlos Drummond de Andrade ; translated by Virginia de Araujo
    PQ 9697 A7185A23 1980

  • La moneda de hierro / Jorge Luis Borges
    PQ 7797 B635M6

  • Change Eight Lectures on the I Ching / Hellmut Wilhelm ; translated from the German by Cary F. Baynes
    PL 2464 Z7W53 2019

    One of the five classics of Confucianism, the I Ching or Book of Changes has exerted a living influence in China for three thousand years. Beginning in the dawn of history as a book of oracles, it became a book of wisdom--a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy. The I Ching was little known in the West before James Legge's English translation (1882), and the appearance of the late Richard Wilhelm's poetic translation into German in 1923 made to work available to a wider public. This was in turned published in Bollingen Series (1950) in the translation of Cary F. Baynes.
    Now Professor Hellmut Wilhelm, of the University of Washington, carries on his father's work with a group of related studies of the Book of Changes. Born and educated in China, Hellmut Wilhelm grew up in an atmosphere of Chinese classical tradition. During the winter of 1943, he delivered the first version of these lectures to a group of Europeans, isolated in Peking under Japanese occupation, who wished to study the I Ching .
    Besides presenting a lucid explanation and interpretation of the I Ching , Professor Willhelm brings forward new scholarship and insights. Mrs. Baynes is again responsible for the translation.

    Originally published in 1960.

    The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

  • Subversive traditions reinventing the West African epic / Jonathon Repinecz
    How can traditions be subversive? The kinship between African traditions and novels has been under debate for the better part of a century, but the conversation has stagnated because of a slowness to question the terms on which it is based: orality vs. writing, tradition vs. modernity, epic vs. novel. These rigid binaries were, in fact, invented by colonialism and cemented by postcolonial identity politics. Thanks to this entrenched paradigm, far too much ink has been poured into the so-called Great Divide between oral and writing societies, and to the long-lamented decline of the ways of old. Given advances in social science and humanities research--studies in folklore, performance, invented traditions, colonial and postcolonial ethnography, history, and pop culture--the moment is right to rewrite this calcified literary history. This book is not another story of subvert ed traditions, but of subvers ive ones. West African epics like Sunjata , Samori , and Lat-Dior offer a space from which to think about, and criticize, the issues of today, just as novels in European languages do. Through readings of documented performances and major writers like Yambo Ouologuem and Amadou Hampâté Bâ of Mali, Ahmadou Kourouma of Ivory Coast, and Aminata Sow Fall and Boubacar Boris Diop of Senegal, this book conducts an entirely new analysis of West African oral epic and its relevance to contemporary world literature.

  • Eardrums : Literary Modernism as Sonic Warfare
    In this innovative study, Tyler Whitney demonstrates how a transformation and militarization of the civilian soundscape in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries left indelible traces on the literature that defined the period. Both formally and thematically, the modernist aesthetics of Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, Detlev von Liliencron, and Peter Altenberg drew on this blurring of martial and civilian soundscapes in traumatic and performative repetitions of war. At the same time, Richard Huelsenbeck assaulted audiences in Zurich with his "sound poems," which combined references to World War I, colonialism, and violent encounters in urban spaces with nonsensical utterances and linguistic detritus--all accompanied by the relentless beating of a drum on the stage of the Cabaret Voltaire.

    Eardrums is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between acoustical modernity and German modernism, charting a literary and cultural history written in and around the eardrum. The result is not only a new way of understanding the sonic impulses behind key literary texts from the period. It also outlines an entirely new approach to the study of literature as as the interaction of text and sonic practice, voice and noise, which will be of interest to scholars across literary studies, media theory, sound studies, and the history of science.

  • Dude lit : Mexican men writing and performing competence, 1955-2012 / Emily Hind
    PQ 7134 M44H56 2019

  • Writing revolution in Latin America : from Martí to García Márquez to Bolaño / Juan E. De Castro
    PQ 7082 N7D4 2019

  • Mapping Hispaniola : third space in Dominican and Haitian literature / Megan Jeanette Myers
    PQ 7400.5 M94 2019

    Because of their respective histories of colonization and independence, the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic has developed into the largest economy of the Caribbean, while Haiti, occupying the western side of their shared island of Hispaniola, has become one of the poorest countries in the Americas. While some scholars have pointed to such disparities as definitive of the island's literature, Megan Jeanette Myers challenges this reduction by considering how certain literary texts confront the dominant and, at times, exaggerated anti-Haitian Dominican ideology.

    Myers examines the antagonistic portrayal of the two nations--from the anti-Haitian rhetoric of the intellectual elites of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo's rule to the writings of Julia Alvarez, Junot Díaz, and others of the Haitian diaspora--endeavoring to reposition Haiti on the literary map of the Dominican Republic and beyond. Focusing on representations of the Haitian-Dominican dynamic that veer from the dominant history, Mapping Hispaniola disrupts the "magnification" and repetition of a Dominican anti-Haitian narrative.

  • Paul Celan : the Romanian dimension / Petre Solomon ; translated from the Romanian by Emanuela Tegla

  • Kafka and noise : the discovery of cinematic sound in literary modernism / Kata Gellen
    PT 2621 A26Z73298 2019
    Kafka and Noise applies concepts from film theory and sound studies to explore noises in Kafka's writings--from Gregor Samsa's squeaking and Josefine the mouse singer's whistling to the terror of spoken Yiddish and the thrill of literary recitation.--Provided by publisher.

  • Hombres en movimiento : masculinidades españolas en los exilios y emigraciones, 1939-1999 / Iker González-Allende
    PQ 6073 M28G66 2018eb

    Hombres en movimiento: Masculinidades españolas en losexilios y emigraciones, 1939-1999 , de Iker González-Allende, es el primer estudio detallado de cómo elexilio y la emigración influyen en la masculinidad de los hombres españoles,tanto heterosexuales como homosexuales, que se ven obligados a abandonar supaís. En el libro, González-Allende analiza la literatura producida porescritores españoles que desde 1939 hasta finales del siglo XX hanexperimentado el exilio o la emigración, cubriendo tres momentos históricos: ellargo exilio republicano como consecuencia de la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939),la emigración a Europa durante la década de 1960 debido a la crisis económicaen España y la reciente emigración de intelectuales a los Estados Unidos afinales del siglo XX. Revelando experiencias recurrentes de aislamiento,inseguridad, discriminación y feminización en el país de acogida,González-Allende sostiene que el exilio y la emigración causan un sentido decrisis, impotencia e inestabilidad en la masculinidad de los hombresdesplazados. El autor también examina como tendencia compensatoria que elexilio y la emigración pueden ofrecer a estos hombres una mayor sensación delibertad y una mejora de su situación económica. Cada uno de los sietecapítulos analiza una variedad diferente de las masculinidades en el exilio ola emigración: el adolescente, el hombre en crisis, el hombre ocioso, el hombreque retorna a España, el hombre trabajador, el hombre onanista y el hombreacadémico. Los autores estudiados son asimismo diversos: Luis de Castresana,Juan José Domenchina, Juan Gil-Albert, Max Aub, Francisco Ayala, PatricioChamizo, Víctor Canicio, Terenci Moix, Antonio Muñoz Molina y Javier Cercas.

    Men in Motion: Spanish Masculinities in Exiles and Emigrations, 1939-1999 by Iker González-Allende delivers the first sustained study of how the Spanish masculine identity, of both homosexual and heterosexual men, is impacted when men are compelled to leave their country. In it, González-Allende examines the literary output of Spanish male authors over three periods of emigration and exile: the long Republican exile from Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the emigration to Europe during the Spanish economic crisis of the 1960s, and the recent period of emigration of intellectuals to the United States through the end of the twentieth century. Revealing and unpacking recurring patterns of isolation, insecurity, discrimination, and feminization in the host country, González-Allende argues that exile and emigration cause a crisis of powerlessness that can have a destabilizing effect on one's masculinity. González-Allende also examines a countervailing trend among Spanish exiles and émigrés of these periods; that from the same crisis some achieve a greater sense of freedom and improve their socioeconomic standing. Each of the seven chapters analyzes a different Spanish male exile or émigré: the adolescent, the man at a crossroad, the idle man, the returning man, the working man, the onanist, and the academician. Works studied are likewise from a range of authors: Luis de Castresana, Juan José Domenchina, Juan Gil-Albert, Max Aub, Francisco Ayala, Patricio Chamizo, Víctor Canicio, Terenci Moix, Antonio Muñoz Molina, and Javier Cercas.

  • Ernst Bloch : the pugnacious philosopher of hope / Jack Zipes
    PT 2603 L59Z57 2019eb

  • Global perspectives on Korean literature / Wook-Dong Kim
    PL 957.4 K56 2019eb

  • Mahmoud Darwish : Palestine's poet and the other as the beloved / Dalya Cohen-Mor
    PJ 7820 A7C64 2019

  • Chinese for Specific and Professional Purposes Theory, Pedagogical Applications, and Practices / Hongyin Tao, Howard Hao-Jan Chen, editors

  • Kharia-Texte : (Prosa und Poesie) / herausgegeben und übersetzt unter Mitwirkung von Paulus Kerketta und Junas Kullu von Heinz-Jürgen Pinnow
    PL 4579.6.K49 1965

  • Cecilia Valdés, o, La Loma del Ángel / Cirilo Villaverde ; [edición de Jean Lamore]
    PQ 7389.V55 C4 1992
    Cecilia Valdes es la gran novela antiesclavista de Cirilo Villaverde. La historia esta centrada en el mundo de los mulatos libres de La Habana, contrapuesto y en lucha con el mundo de los blancos ricos. Pero es, sobre todo, una obra fundadora de lo nacional y su protagonista, el simbolo de la mujer cubana.

  • Indogermanisch und Keltisch
    PB 1015.M4

  • Heartbreak tango : a serial / Manuel Puig ; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
    PQ 7798.26.U4 B613 1973

  • Kurt Schwitters; a portrait from life. With Collision, a science-fiction opera libretto in banalities, by Kurt Schwitters and Kate Trauman Steinitz, and other writings. Translations by Robert Bartlett Haas. Introd. by John Coplans and Walter Hopps
    PT 2638.W896 Z8 1968

  • Aretino, scourge of princes [by] Thomas Caldecot Chubb
    PQ 4564.C53

  • The book of the thousand nights and a night : a plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments / translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton
    PJ 7715.B7

  • An introduction to early Irish literature / Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin
    PB 1321 N5 2009
    This book discusses the rich written heritage of the Old and Middle Irish period, 600-1200, and is suitable for students of medieval Ireland as well as the general reader who wants to learn about the stories, poetry and themes of early Irish literature. Early chapters deal with the poets, druids, monks, the beginnings of writing, manuscripts as well as an introduction to each of the saga cycles. These sagas contain the stories of heroes such as Cu Chulainn and Finn mac Cumaill as well as kings, such as Cormac mac Airt. Further chapters focus on the poets and their poetry, the heroes visiting the Otherworld, the births and deaths of famous heroes as well as stories about kings, kingship and sovereignty goddesses. Included also is a bibliography and a comprehensive index including personal and place names.

  • Dialectics and nihilism : essays on Lessing, Nietzsche, Mann, and Kafka / Peter Heller
    PT 111.H4

  • Go, went, gone / Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated by Susan Bernofsky
    PT 2665 R59G3713 2017
    Go, Went, Gone is the masterful new novel by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, "one of the most significant German-language novelists of her generation" (The Millions). The novel tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation, as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates. Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes. Exquisitely translated by Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone addresses one of the most pivotal issues of our time, facing it head-on in a voice that is both nostalgic and frightening.

  • The reader / Bernhard Schlink ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
    PT 2680 L54V6713 1998
    Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

  • The have-nots / Katharina Hacker ; translated from the German by Helen Atkins
    PT 2668 A2713H3313 2008
    The Have-Nots was praised by the jury of the German Book Award for courageously confronting some of our age's most pressing issues. Her protagonists are in their 30s, they know it all and yet of one thing they know nothing: themselves', wrote the jurors. In one of three interweaving storylines, Jakob abd Isabelle meet at a party on September 11. They marry and move to London, where Jakob takes the post of a colleague killed in the 9/11 attack. But the couple's relationship proves more fragile each passing day.'

  • Difference and orientation : an Alexander Kluge reader / by Alexander Kluge ; edited by Richard Langston
    PT 2671 L84Z46 2019

    Alexander Kluge is one of contemporary Germany's leading intellectuals and artists. A key architect of the New German Cinema and a pioneer of auteur television programming, he has also cowritten three acclaimed volumes of critical theory, published countless essays and numerous works of fiction, and continues to make films even as he expands his video production to the internet. Despite Kluge's five decades of work in philosophy, literature, television, and media politics, his reputation outside of the German-speaking world still largely rests on his films of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

    With the aim of introducing Kluge's heterogeneous mind to an Anglophone readership, Difference and Orientation assembles thirty of his essays, speeches, glossaries, and interviews, revolving around the capacity for differentiation and the need for orientation toward ways out of catastrophic modernity. This landmark volume brings together some of Kluge's most fundamental statements on literature, film, pre- and post-cinematic media, and social theory, nearly all for the first time in English translation. Together, these works highlight Kluge's career-spanning commitment to unorthodox, essayistic thinking.

Updated: Friday 13 December 2019
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